Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Geokop
Thu May 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Finished collection, now what?
Replies: 12
Views: 1686
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Re: Finished collection, now what?

Now begin with Japanese Arisaka rifles. There are so many arsenals, subcontractors to arsenals, model types, series of model types, and countless production variations as the war progressed that you won't finish for a LONG time. They're very addicting.
by Geokop
Thu May 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Shrapnel hit type 38 carbine
Replies: 7
Views: 4617
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Re: Shrapnel hit type 38 carbine

Is there anything a magnet reacts to embedded in the wood?
by Geokop
Thu May 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99
Replies: 7
Views: 1001
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Re: Type 99

burban89, Good catch. I just couldn't see the image well enough to make a clear assessment. You know your stuff! I wouldn't call myself an expert by any means but I do know enough to be very dangerous when it comes it arisakas despite them not being my primary collecting focus. You know enough to b...
by Geokop
Tue May 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99
Replies: 7
Views: 1001
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Re: Type 99

burban89, Good catch. I just couldn't see the image well enough to make a clear assessment. You know your stuff!
by Geokop
Sun May 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 97 or Type 99 Sniper if you can only have one?
Replies: 4
Views: 1158
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Re: Type 97 or Type 99 Sniper if you can only have one?

Ernest T, what did you find out about the sniper? Are you the new, proud owner? I hope everything worked out for you.
by Geokop
Sun May 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99
Replies: 7
Views: 1001
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Re: Type 99

I'll try to help, as would others here, however I personally can't make out many details from your photo. I don't see a series mark prior to the serial number, so yours may be a Nagoya arsenal "no series" rifle with an ESTIMATED production date of April - Sept. of 1941. One-hundred thousand rifles w...
by Geokop
Sun May 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jinsen Type 99
Replies: 2
Views: 814
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Re: Jinsen Type 99

About 11,000 Type 38 rifles were also produced at the Jinsen arsenal, prior to the production of Type 99's. It's estimated that T99 production ran from January 1944 through 1945. If the serial number on the receiver is the 020 one, then yes, your rifle was the twentieth one made. (There were some pr...
by Geokop
Sun May 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 97 sniper rifle
Replies: 7
Views: 1197
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Re: Type 97 sniper rifle

Congratulations on such a great find, both a rifle and then scope with case.
Have you ever wondered if some things were just meant to be? I'm happy for you; that's quite a piece to add to your collection.
by Geokop
Sun May 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Ever see this kind of Type 99 rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 2653
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Re: Ever see this kind of Type 99 rifle

Exactly as Burner said above. Japanese training rifles were marked on top of the receiver not to fire live ammunition, or something very close to this effect. Americans who didn't read Japanese would bring home one of these trainers and try to fire regular ammo through it. Boom! Last ditches were sa...
by Geokop
Sun May 13, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: New T94
Replies: 7
Views: 3158
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Re: New T94

burban89, I've been away from here for a while and just now saw your kind comment. A few months ago I found a second correct nickel mag. After an extensive search one became available, so the rig is complete. I'm glad you have one with a connection to your family, which makes it extra special. I hea...
by Geokop
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: New T94
Replies: 7
Views: 3158
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Re: New T94

It is 16.1 dated, January of 1941.
by Geokop
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: New T94
Replies: 7
Views: 3158
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Re: New T94

Hi indy1919a4, It's a small pistol, but it fits comfortably in my hand. If it were much smaller, though, it wouldn't. It's easy to quickly point and aim, though the sights aren't that great. These pistols were popular with officers, airmen, tank crews, and anyone who worked in tight quarters. It def...
by Geokop
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: New T94
Replies: 7
Views: 3158
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New T94

Hi Everyone, I picked up this all-matching T94 Nambu with one matching mag a couple of months ago. Also, it's holster is numbered to match the pistol, and it has the Japanese vet's name written inside the lid, "Makoto Tanabe." I was able to add a correct, original lanyard, an original shoulder strap...
by Geokop
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Short Arisaka
Replies: 6
Views: 3693
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Re: Short Arisaka

That's a great-looking carbine, with nice bluing as far as I can tell.
Does the dust cover match? A three-digit number that should match the last three digits of the serial number should be on the trailing edge of the cover.
Again, you have a very nice piece.
by Geokop
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's
Replies: 12
Views: 7123
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Re: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's

No photos handy but here's mine: Nagoya series 7. Serial 82576. Full, untouched mum. Rifle is totally matching. Cylindrical bolt handle. Neatly welded safety knob. Blued bolt face / barrel lining. Probably two-screw front band. The nose cap is drilled for a cleaning rod, however the stock is not dri...

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